Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Gentle Soap for Frequent Hand Washing

Purchased

It's that germy time of year when I'm constantly washing my hands. In efforts to minimize dry hands from all that overwashing, I'm very careful in my selection of hand soaps and avoid anything with harsh detergents.

One of my current favorites is Savon de Marseille Liquid Soap — a 100% natural liquid soap made from palm and olive oils produced near Marseille and lightly fragranced with such essential oils as lavender, orange blossom and verbena. My favorite scent is verbena!

What makes Savon de Marseille different than other liquid soaps? Savon de Marseille leaves all of the glycerin in its soaps as a moisturizing element. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soapmaking process. However, often commercial companies remove this item and use it for other products such as lotions or creams.

Purchase info: Available at select boutiques, kitchen stores and spas. Prices vary. I've been able to find Savon de Marseille Liquid Soap at HomeGoods and Marshalls for less than $5.00 per bottle (16.9 oz). That's about one third of its regular price. Score!
purest essential oils of local lavender, orange blossoms and verbena - See more at: http://savondemarseille.com/blog/marseille-extra-pure-liquid-soap#sthash.zfgN5JH1.dpuf
purest essential oils of local lavender, orange blossoms and verbena - See more at: http://savondemarseille.com/blog/marseille-extra-pure-liquid-soap#sthash.zfgN5JH1.dpuf

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